Ingrid is a clinical dietitian, registered with the Health Professionals Council, with an undergraduate science degree in Microbiology and Biochemistry and a postgraduate Medical Honours degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. She qualified from the University of Cape Town in 1993, following which she spent the next few years working in the United Kingdom as a clinical dietitian in numerous hospitals. During this time she obtained wide experience in various clinical specialities and at the time of leaving was a Senior 1 Clinical Dietitian in Gastroenterology.
Shortly after her return to South Africa she joined the University of Cape Town as a full time lecturer in the Division of Nutrition and Dietetics in the Department of Medicine. Her academic career spanned 10 years in the Department where she co-ordinated the clinical postgraduate training programme and was Acting Head of the Department for the last 2 years prior to her departure into Private Practice. During her time as a Lecturer and Acting Head she was responsible for co-ordinating the entire dietetic programme; she supervised approximately 39 Honours projects; co-supervised 5 Masters projects; has 9 publications including 2 in international peer reviewed journals as well as a chapter in a textbook; has presented at 9 conferences including 2 international conferences; co-authored posters in an additional 9 conferences, 4 of which were international; Co-Director / researcher for National Baseline Fortification Study and multi-Centred Colonic Cancer intervention trial; raising research and sponsored funds to the region of R900 000.
Ingrid now runs a successful Clinical Dietetic practice, for the last 12 years, from Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital in Cape Town as well as consulting for the Cape Town Mediclinic and the Haematology and Bone Marrow Unit at Constantiaberg Mediclinic. Her main area of interest/expertise lies in the Critically ill/ICU patients; all Gastrointestinal surgery and disordered patients as well as Haematological and general oncology patients. Her part-time outpatient dietetic practice sees clients for general lifestyle nutritional support, but mainly patients with Gastrointestinal disorders and disordered eating where she uses a holistic approach to manage nutritional challenges.
Given the extent of her client base, Ingrid works with 2 other individuals in her practice:
Cecily Fuller works with Ingrid at Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital where she sees mainly in and outpatient lifestyle related conditions like weight reducing, diabetes, hypercholesterolemia and non-acute heart and kidney transplants.
Deidre Lindeque assists Ingrid with her Haematological and Bone Marrow transplant patients and assists with general cover in the acute setting.
On a more personal note…
Ingrid is very dedicated to her work and patients but in her spare time she seeks peace and quiet with regular meditation, hiking in nature, and enjoys spending holidays in the bush taking photos of wildlife.